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– by Seth McDonald

*This post may contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7*

After a seventh season that was difficult to watch, The Walking Dead hopes to get back on track during for Season 8. Negan was made out to be nearly invincible during last season and it was frustrating for fans. I found it difficult to see Rick just bow down to Negan, I understand his position but it just wasn’t something that fans are used to seeing. Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Michonne on the show, spoke with Entertainment Weekly (via Screen Rant), and talked about the Season 8 Premiere, and what fans can expect.

“It is a deeply different season premiere – deeply, deeply different and unpredictable… That’s what’s amazing about the writers of the show, is that they don’t tread the same ground. So you can’t be prepared for it. If you thought, ‘Well, I’ve seen this, I’ve seen that, so I can be prepared for what’s coming next’ – no, you can’t. You won’t be prepared.”

Gurira makes it sound as if fans are much more likely to get an emotional premiere as opposed to an action filled episode. Changes were definitely needed to be made after the mediocre Season 7. Fans already weren’t too happy with the show for the cliffhanger that left fans wondering who met Negan’s bat, Lucille, at the end of Season 6. And their disappointment continued throughout most of the Season 7. Gurira continued saying the character’s stories have been elaborated on, and that more or less, the board has been reset, and there are many twists and turns on the road ahead.

“We’ve all been knocked clear off our feet, and there’s just so many ways everybody’s story is expanded and deepened and sharpened. And the clashes that we’re in take turns no one’s going to expect. And at the same time, it remains palpably human, you know?”

The show runners made Negan as difficult to defeat as an old NES final boss, he showed almost no vulnerability, at least not till the finale when King Ezekiel’s tiger attacked his crew. I don’t read The Walking Dead comics, but I do read about them and where the story goes as spoiler free as I can (it doesn’t always work out that way). Fans should be getting excited again it appears as if the “All-Out War” storyline is coming, and maybe a jump in time. With Rick trying to gather the other communities in a fight for their lives, this scenario seems likely.

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Source: Screen Rant